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Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa

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Nestled in the heart of the tropical rainforest at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano in the northern Region of Costa Rica. This five-star carbon neutral resort offers a unique blend of nature, adventure and relaxation. Tabacon provides luxurious accommodations, services and amenities in a picture-perfect natural setting. The resort's unique healing thermal mineral spring river emerge from the volcanic earth, cascading to form waterfalls, streams, tranquil pools and ponds. Explore Shangri-La Gardens an hotel guests and adults-only hideaway, delight your senses with world- class cuisine inspired by local fares or surprise that special person with a gala dinner in the middle of the rainforest. Inside the gardens is located The Spa, which combines a beautiful location with a singular spa experience, where treatments are rendered in open air bungalows all of them with private jacuzzi.
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Property amenities
Breakfast included
Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Adult pool
Airport Transportation
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Came to Tabacon as a 40th Birthday trip and 2 yr anniversary with my SO. Place is amazing, beautiful beyond words! From the moment we checked in we felt at home. Service is excellent, hot springs are magical and it's just natural beauty all around you. Resort is well maintained
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This family visit is one that we'll remember for a long time. The hotel staff was very kind, facility is beautifull, our room had a modern style and accommodations were very confortable. Everything was sorrounded by nature, there is green everywhere you look. The hot springs
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Response from Community M, Gerente at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa
Responded 12 Jul 2018
Hello Angel, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Tabacon. We are glad to read you enjoyed our location and that you enjoyed our accommodations, facilities and services. As you were able to experience our thermal resort offers more thant 20 thermal pools and ponds located among nature and directly heated by Arenal Volcano. We are glad to be the place that took away your breath during your visit to Costa Rica. We appreciate your detail review and hope to host you again in the near future. Pura Vida, Marcel Stittner General Manager
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Overall, our stay was wonderful. The staff is attentive, friendly, and really make an effort to get to know you and your preferences without being intrusive. The room is comfortable and beautifully appointed. My only problem is the lack of space to hang things to dry when you
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Great spot to relax. Staff are wonderful and very helpful. La Fortuna is a bit of cab ride away. River thermal baths are great especially the Shangri La area exclusively for hotel guests. Excellent breakfast buffet.
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The people , the Hot Springs, the food, the tours, and the massages were fantastic. We explored Costa Rica for eleven days and had a wonderful time. For anyone tired of Hawaii, this is the place to go. You will meet travelers from all over the world. You will be exposed to
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Great questions! We landed in San jose and arranged private transportation through our travel agent. Not sure exactly how much that was.. At tabacon, there are pools onsite aside from hot springs. Hot springs are a 5 min walk or shuttles are available every 5 min. There are 2 restaurants onsite and the town is about a 15 min drive with many great food options. There are taxi's to/from but is a bit expensive but worth going into town. Try arrangjng taxi's independently as it is cheaper than through hotel. You can bring snacks and drinks into your room, we did and had no issues. This place is definitely worth visiting.. an amazing Costa Rican experience.
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Hello! Thanks for sharing your question with us. It's a pleasure to know that you want to visit us. The water in the area is potable, however we also offer complementary thermal water bottles in our rooms (these are located next to the bathroom sink in your room) In the case of our resort, we have a water dispenser so you can fill your bottles. And in the Pool Bar area as well as in our restaurants we have bottles of water for sale. We appreciate your message and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you soon! Sincerely, María S Community Manager
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Hello JEN4MA, It's a pleasure to know that you are planning to visit us. Both distances have the same travel time which is equal to 3 hours (maximum) from each airport to Tabacón. In both routes you will find beautiful landscapes. We recommend you to base your choice on the flight of your preference because not both receive the same amount of landings during the day.We hope to have the opportunity to serve you, we provide our telephone line for future questions (+506) 2519 1999. Pura Vida, María S Community Manager
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Don't know. Our rooms did not have a view of the Volcano.
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Hello Keithan, It's great to read you are planning to visit Tabacon soon! Our rooms that offer balcony are the Rainforest (second floor) and Senator Suite (Second floor). We recommend consulting our front desk and reservation executives when you make your reservation since these rooms are located on the first and second floor and only the second floor category offers the balcony option.We hope to have the opportunity to serve you soon! Sincerely, María S Community Manager
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"Try for a room with a view of the volcano. "
"The people of Costa Rica go the extra mile for you "
"third floor has view of the volcano"
"The garden room is beautiful! Don't need to spend the extra money for anything more. "
"Loved our room. Was peaceful facing the garden. "
US$331 - US$582 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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